A humorous mycophobia incident

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at ipns.com
Thu Nov 14 02:57:58 EST 2002


jjrgill at hotmail.com (Jeremiah) wrote in message news:<819da9eb.0211121332.39156c43 at posting.google.com>...
> dwheeler at ipns.com (Daniel B. Wheeler) wrote in message news:<6dafee1b.0211042212.75d3771b at posting.google.com>...
> > While doing research today at The Oregonian, I found the following
> > article in their old file microfiche files. Thought others might get a
> > chuckle from it.<G>
> > 
> > From The Oregonian, July 19, 1981
> > 
> > Mushrooms, cat surprise family
> > 
> > 	OLYMPIA (AP) - A plate of mushrooms and a convulsive cat were cause
> > for panic for an Olympia family.
> > 	A husband, wife and their five children returned from a jaunt in the
> > woods several days ago with a load of mushrooms, said Ed Manary, a
> > state fisheries aide.
> > 	After eating the cooked mushrooms, they gave the leftovers to their
> > cat.
> > 	The cat went into convulsions and a veterinarian was telephoned.
> > 	"Forget the cat and get yourselves to the hospial right away," the
> > vet said, according to Manary.
> > 	All seven rushed to an Olympia hospital where their stomachs were
> > pumped.
> > 	Back home they found the cat - healthy, purring and mothering kittens
> > she had just delivered.
> > 
> > Posted as a courtesy by
> > Daniel B. Wheeler
> > www.oregonwhitetruffles.com
> 
> 
>           So that's where babies come form, Good thing they had their
> stomachs pumped I don't think they were ready for more kids .
> 
<GRIN> And you thought it was all about swallowing watermelon seeds, heh?

Maybe that's why truffles are considered aphrodisiacs, huh?

Daniel B. Wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com



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